Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Locating Tasmania's Op-Shops ~ Everthing Old Is New Again

Given that I subtitle my 'Tasmanian Travel Guide' family A Cheapskate's Guide to Exploring Tasmania By Car, it would be remiss of me to not guide you to some of the state's great op-shops, wouldn't it?


One of the things I loved most about the small towns and villages that I have visited in the past, prior to the 'Generic Shopping Experience' that has taken over so much of the country, was the many and varied local, independent shops with their wonderful smells, shop-fittings and service and stock that reflected the life and needs of the town's residents, that took me to another, seemingly more civilised place.

What better places [than Op-Shops] are there when we find the kids have just outgrown all of their clothes, we have broken all of the wine glasses at happy hour or simply find ourselves with an hour or so to fill in during our travels.

Op-Shops can  often offer a most pleasant alternative to some of the more expensive options available and, just maybe, you will stumble across that long lost Rembrandt.


In this post I have added many locations of our regional Op-Shops, simply to give you an idea of what is available and suggest that you BOOKMARK THIS PAGE for easy reference on your journey.
Huonville

Vinnies Huonville ~   41 Main Road, Huonville
 Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Huonville Opportunity Shop ~ 35 Main Rd, Huonville 
Mon 10.00pm to 4.00pm, Tue - Thu 10.00am to 4.00pm,  Fri 10.00am to 4.00pm
    
Geeveston

Juey Bazaar ~ 11 School Road. Geeveston
Mon - Sat 10 - 4 ~ Sun 10 - 4

Oatlands

Oatlands Bargain Centre ~ 68 High Street, Oatlands
Mon - Fri 10 am - 4pm, Sat - Sun 10 am - 4 pm
    
Ellendale

Vinnies Ellendale ~  690 Ellendale Road, Ellendale
Wed 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM,   Fri 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sat 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

New Norfolk

Vinnies New Norfolk ~  34b Burnett Street, New Norfolk
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sorell

Vinnies Sorell ~ 12a Gordon Street, Sorell
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sorell Salvos ~  Lott 11 Dubbs&Co Lane, Sorell
Mon - Fri 9.30-5.30,  Sat 9.00-5.00

Saint Marys

St Marys Op Shop ~ 25a Main Street, St Marys TAS 7215
Mon - Fri 9-4 Spring and Summer,  Sat Only Spring and Summer 9.30-12.30

St Helens

St Helens District High School Op Shop ~  1 Circassian Street, St Helens
Mon - Fri 9.30 - 3.30,  Sat 9.30 - 1.30

George Town

Vinnies George Town ~  74 Macquarie Street, George Town
Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Op-Shops - Almost as good as a museum to fill in an hour or so, cheaply

 Scottsdale

Vinnies Scottsdale ~  1 King Street, Scottsdale
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Salvation Army Store Scottsdale ~  49 King Street, Scottsdale Tas, 7260
Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm
    
 Beauty Point

 Vinnies Beauty Point ~  177 Charles Street, Beauty Point
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 Exeter

The Careing Network ~  2485 West Tamar Highway, Exeter
Mon 10am - 4pm,  Thu - Fri 10am - 4pm
    
Tresca Op Shop  ~ West Tamar Highway, Exeter
Mon - Fri 11am to 3pm

Legana

Legana Salvos ~ 3-4/18 Legana Grove, Legana
Mon - Fri 9.00-5.30,  Sat 9.00-5.00

Deloraine

Deloraine Salvos ~  65 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine
Mon - Fri 9.30-5.30

Latrobe

Vinnies Latrobe ~  96 Gilbert Street, Latrobe
Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    
Lifeline Bargain Shops ~ 116 Gilbert Street, Latrobe
Mon - Fri 9.30-3.00,  Sat - Sun 9.30-1.00
    
 Devonport
Mission Shop ~  49 Don Road, Devonport
Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.00
    
Devonport Red Cross ~ 24 Rooke Street, Devonport
Mon - Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm,  Sat 10:00am - 1:00pm
    
Vinnies Devonport ~  58 Stewart Street, Devonport
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    
Salvo's Thrift Shop ~  171 william st devonport
Mon - Fri 9.30 - 3.00
    
Lifeline - Devonport ~ 4 Kempling St, Devonport
      
Vinnies East Devonport ~ 18 Murray Street, East Devonport
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM,  Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lifeline - East Devonport ~ 23 Murray St, East Devonport

Ulverstone

Salvo's Thrift Shop ~  19 Main Street, Ulverstone
Mon - Fri 9 - 4

Mission Shop - Ulverstone ~  Fieldings Way, Ulverstone
    
Ulverstone Red Cross ~  57a Reibey Street, Ulverstone
Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:00pm, Sat 10:00am - 1:00pm
    
Adra Op Shop Ulverstone ~  1/25 King Edward Street, Ulverstone
    Mon - Fri 9:30am - 4pm
    
Vinnies Ulverstone ~  25b King Edward Street, Ulverstone
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lifeline - Ulverstone ~ 3 Reibey St, Ulverstone

Ulverstone Lions Club Community Shop ~  27 Victoria Street Ulverstone
Mon - Fri 10:00am to 4:00pm
    
Penguin

Vinnies Penguin ~  1 Arnold Street, Penguin TAS 7316
Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 3:45PM,  Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00PM
    
Penguin Lions Op-Shop ~ 1a Arnold Street Penguin
Wed - Fri 10am-3pm,  Sun 10am-3pm
    
 Burnie

Burnie Wilmot Red Cross ~ 35 Wilmot St, Burnie
Mon - Thu 9:30am - 5:00pm,  Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm, Sat 10:00am - 1:00pm

    
 Vinnies Burnie ~  51 Mount Street, Burnie TAS 7320
Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    
Lifeline - Burnie ~ 19b Ladbrooke Street
Mon - Fri 10.30am to 3.30pm
    
Somerset

Somerset mission shop ~  65 wragg st, Somerset
Mon - Fri 9.00-5.00 ~ Sat 9.00-4.00


Vinnies Somerset ~ Lot 10 McKays Road, Somerset
Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Vinnies Somerset ~ 41-43 Wragg Street, Somerset
Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wynyard

Vinnies Wynyard ~ 38 Jackson Street, Wynyard
Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Smithton

Vinnies Smithton ~  132 Nelson Street, Smithton TAS 7330
Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Queenstown

Vinnies Queenstown ~ 11 Cutten Street, Queenstown TAS 7467
Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 Street Libraries 
For those looking for swap books on your travels, you can also check out the growing list of street libraries in Tasmania - and across the nation HERE

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